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The spirituals status and position of Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz is above all the Muslim Saints and spiritual leaders of the world. In India, the divine or spiritual administration is in the hands of Khwaja Gharib Nawaz. No saint can enter into the spiritual world and get spiritual elevation unless he receives recommendation from the court of Khwaja Sahib. Therefore, all the saints, whatever spiritual status they possess come to his door for enrolment as a saint, get recognition as a saint, receive his blessings and return with success.

The dimensions of his spiritual kingdom are beyond imagination, but there can be no denying of the fact that he is the spiritual sovereign of India, not of the present India but of undivided India.

Though all the famous Chishty saints like Hazarat Khwaja Qutubiddin of Delhi, Hazarat Baba Shaikh Farid (Ganj-e-Shakar), Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia (Mehmoob-e-Elahi), Hazarat Jamaluddin Hanswi and Hazrat Kaliari used to come to Ajmer and after them, their spiritual successors continued the tradition to come here and pay homage to Khwaja Sahib, yet there are other famous saints and scholars of different school of thoughts who have come over here and paid tributes to Khwaja Sahib.

Hazrat Baba Ishq Maghribi

He was the great saint of his time. He gained name and fame during the period of Sultan Mohmmad Tughlaq. He visited in Ajmer in the year 753 A.D. and paid homage to Khwaja. (Gulzarul Abrar Page 130).

  Hazrat Makhdoom Jahanya-Ne-Jahan Ghasht

He was a great saint of his time. He holds the unique position of being the descendant of Hazrat Ghausul Azam piran-e-pir. He traveled the entire world and got the little of Jehan-Gasht. He visited Ajmer many times and paid homage to Khwaja Sahib.

He paid tributes to Khwaha Sahib by planting a tree, which still exists within the boundaries of Ahata-e-Noor, inside Dargah Sharif.

  Hazrat Syed Ashraf Jehangir Samnani

Hazrat Syed Ashraf Jehangir Samnani of Kachhochha Sharif, visited Ajmer several times before he breathed his last in the year 808 Hijri. (Jawabnama Abdul Bari Mani)

Hazrat Qadar Wali Shaul hameed Nagour (South India)

Hazrat Shaul hameed who is also known as Qadar Wali is the famous saint of South India. He is very popular in the countries like Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Singapore. People from all those countries come to pay homage to him at the time of his Annual Urs (Death Anniversary), which is celebrated in Nagore (South India).

In the year937 Hijri, when he came to Ajmer to pay homage to Khwaja Sahib, the fact of his being coming to Ajmer was spirituality revealed to some of the Khadims of Khwaja Sahib. Therefore, those people went out of Ajmer to welcome him. They honored him and gave him a warm reception and treated him as their honorable guest.

  Hazrat Mujadid Alaf Sani

Hazrat Mujahid Alaf Sani is a great saint of Naqshbandi order. He does not belong to the Chishtia order of Khwaja Sahib. Even then, he had great love and respect for Khwaja Sahib and visited Ajmer for obtaining the blessings of the Saint of Saints.

His visit to Ajmer has been detailed and described in a famous book written in persian with the Title of 'Makamat-e-ImamRabbani' as under:

'He (Hazrat Mujadid) went to Ajmer to pay homage to Khwaja Sahib.The Khadims of Holy Saint received him with honor. They presented him a 'Chadar' of the Holy Grave which he accepted with a deep sigh and tears in his eyes saying 'Hazrat Khwaja has honored me with ‘Khillat’ (address honor presented by ruler to his guest). This should be kept safe for my ‘Kafan’ (The shroud for dead)'.

This was the unique way of paying tributes to Khwaja Sahib by a great Saint.

  Hazrat Shaikh Sharfuddin Bu-Ali- Shah Qalandar

He holds a very high posotion among the muslims saints of India.When he came to Ajmer the present TOMB was not constructed. After paying homage to Khwaja Sahib he instructed the Khadims in the following words: 

''If you people will continue to serve the Holy Shrine and visitors whole heartedly your generation will prosper'' (Moniul Arwah page 204).

  Hazrat Shaikh Badi-Uddin Madar

He is said to be the founder of Madaria order in India. He was a saint of great reputation, he spent several days at Ajmer and kept himself busy in meditation on a hill, which is towards East of Ajmer and is known as ''Chilla Madar Sahib''.
Under spiritual command of Khwaja Sahib he left Ajmer and went to Kalpi (Utter Pradesh).

  Hazrat Shaikh Salim Chishty

Hazrat Shaikh Salim Chishty of Fatehpur Sikri (Agra) the famous saint during the reign of Emperor Akbar was direct descendent of Hazrat Shaikh Baba farid. Emperor Akbar was his disciple. Akbar and Shaer Shah Suri had unbreakable faith in him.

Once he with Emperor Akbar came to pay homage to Khwaja Sahib. Several days passed but they could not come to the dargah.

One day Akbar said to him 'O Sahikh tell me the excellence of Khwaja Gharib Nawaz'.

The Shaikh replied, 'O Akbar, the excellence of Khwaja Gharib Nawaz is evident from the fact that Emperor like Akbar and Saint like Salim are in Ajmer for last many days, but, he had not granted them permission to attend his court'. (JAWAB NAMA BY-ABDUL BARI MANI)

  Hazrat Waris Ali Shah of Deva Sharif

It is said about that when he came to Ajmer, he took off his his shoes and did not put them on throughout his life though he under took several journeys but always traveled bare footed.

  Hazrat Khwaja Syed Fakhruddin Chishty

He is renovator of Chishtia order. It was through him that the Chishtia order was revived and rebuilt. He was a great scholar and saint of his time and a source of much beneficence for the people. The  last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar. was his disciple.

He visited Ajmer and paid tributes to Khwaja Sahib. he devotion and faith in Khwaja Sahib is evident from the fact that he honored the 'KHADIMS' by giving them the title of ''SAHIBZADGAN''.

  Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Haque Mohaddis of Delhi

About four hundred years back during the reign of Akbar, Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Haque, the scholar of world fame, came to India under the spiritual command of the Holy Prophet of Islam to teach 'HADIS' in this country. The Holy Prophet of Isalm instructed him to go to Ajmer first and stay ther and to obtain the blessings of Khwaja Sahib.

In his book, 'Sharreh Safarus-Sa-dah' he has described his visit to Khwaja Sahib in the following words :

''O Khwaja, I have to left all my knowledge and wisdom outside the door of your Tomb. i am empty handed, bless me and do not return me empty''.

  Hazrat Maulana Khwaja Farid Sani of Sasaram

Hazrat Farid Sani, the great spiritual personility of thr 14th centuary was the direct descendent of Hazrat Baba Shaikh Farid. He was a great scholar and an abstinent of high caliber. Every year at the time of Annual Urs of Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz he used to come to Ajmer and with great reverence paid to homage to Khwaja Sahib.

After him his son Shaikhul hadis Hazrat Maulana Syed Zahiruddin faridi contonued the tradition set forth by his reverend father. Now his grand son Hazrat Maulana Syed Ehtishamuddin Ahmed Faridi has kept the tradition alive and visits Ajmer not only at the time of Annual Urs but also on several other occasions

   

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